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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #1403

Israeli Settlers and Palestinians - Among the thorniest issues in the on-going Middle East peace negotiations is Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro recently went there and talked to an Israeli official, an Israeli settler and some West Bank villagers to explore the issues and the views of those who will be affected by the outcome.

Benedict in Britain: Pope Benedict the 16th travels to Great Britain this week (September 16-19), only the second pope in history to visit there. Kim Lawton explores the many issues he is confronting, including continued outrage of the clergy sex abuse scandal in Europe and tense relations between Anglicans and the Roman Catholic Church.

The Shakers - Host Bob Abernethy profiles the last three surviving Shakers, in the only remaining Shaker community, at Sabbath Day Lake in Maine. Once there were nearly 6000 Shakers in the U.S. Now they have dwindled to just two women and one man. The story explores Shaker theology and practices, including some of the best-known Shaker songs. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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